Ikwe (1987)

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  • Daughters of the Country Alternative


The series of four hour-long films focuses on generations of the Metis, or half-breed children of European and North American Indian blood, and their evolution alongside that of the nation of Canada. The four films are set in 1770, 1850, 1929 and 1985 and show the progress or otherwise of the Metis over the decades. IKWE is the story of a young Ojibway girl on the threshold of womanhood in 1770. After experiencing a terrifying dream in which a strange man appears bringing images of desolation and sadness, Ikwe (HAZEL KING) finds rhw dream becomes reality with the arrival of a young Scottish trader (GERAINT WYN DAVIES). Believing that her marriage to the stranger is predestined, Ikwe leaves her home for a new life with him but ultimately, the images of the dream unfold with tragic clarity.

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